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Thought about changing positions...His speed is suspect to be drafted fairly high maybe he should try O-Line...He has the size 6'6 285...It might take him a yr or 2 to get it down but I think he could a good Tackle in the pros.....RTR
Little late in his career to be trying entirely different positions IMO.
I would agree with you, if his arm length wasn't 32 3/4 which is well below average. That pretty much limits him to being a 2nd TE or interior o lineman at the next level(he would have to add a lot of beef to play inside in the NFL).
Charlie Johnson, who played TE at Oklahoma St, has made that transistion very well in the pros.
he could have bulked up to a tackle but its a little late for that
Jason Peters is another example
He's fast enough to have blown past Manti Te'o and catch a TD pass in a BCSNCG. As good as his blocking is, I'd like to think he'll make team's squad. Either way, he's had a great career at the Capstone. Hopefully, his degree will empower him to have a productive career off the field.
I think their was a kid from The Barn back in the 90's that made the switch to O-Line and had a long career in the NFL...RTR
The OT from Oklahoma, Lane Johnson, started out as a TE, now he is considered a top 3 LT in this years draft, and some GMs think he has the biggest upside due to his athleticism. Williams was basically a 3rd OT for us who occasionally went out for a pass.
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Jason Peters from Arkansas was a very similar player to Williams with a touch less skill with running routes. Peters took 2 years to become a tackle and until he ruptured his Achilles last year he was Widely considered one of the Best LT's in the game. A year on the Practice squad would be great for him to learn the position and be a special teams player in year 2. Then just like Peters become a RT in yr 3 and who knows.
Even Crazier is Lane Johnson played QB before converting to TE.
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Yeah, want to say he as in the low 200's around then, too.
Not sure Lane Johnson is the best point for comparison here as he runs in the 4.7-8 range at his size. Pretty unreal athleticism.
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